Medical Microbiology (Euromasters) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Medical Microbiology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Medical Microbiology
PGCert Medical Microbiology

Professional recognition

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PCG71001 240 credits and 120 ECTS credits

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QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

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Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Biosciences and Medicine

Programme Leader

BESTE D Dr (Biosc & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

This full-time two year programme is intended primarily for those who already have some practical experience in medical microbiology or a closely related field. Those who undertake this MSc will aspire to become leaders in their profession. The programme therefore aims to provide a strong scientific and intellectual platform on which further development can be built, including the ability to evaluate and exploit new technology. The programme will develop students' ability to conceive, execute and manage full-time research projects with the aim of equipping students for careers in microbiology research.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Knowledge and understanding of Medical Microbiology and its underlying scientific basis K
Analytical skills to allow interpretation of data and formulation of conclusions K
Managerial and research skills required for further professional development as scientists K
Appraise scientific literature C
Critically analyse new developments in technology C
Formulate hypothesis C
Critically analyse experimental data C
Design experiments C
Analyse numerical data using appropriate statistical packages and computer packages P
Articulate experimental data effectively through oral and written work P
Apply key Medical Microbiology laboratory skills to academic research P
Compose an original experiment independently P
Critically analyse literature and data T
Solve problems T
Evaluate and exploit new technology T
Reason effectively T
Time management whilst working independently and as a team member T
Interrogate data using statistical and numerical skills T
Prepare high quality assignments using Information Technology including specialist packages T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over two academic years, consisting of 240 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



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